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@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.


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#41 unluckiness

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:00 AM

Yes, that does tend to happen if you go twenty years without wearing a bra.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:00 AM

Randy, that's a fidget cube! Honestly.


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#43 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:05 AM

Actually I think at this particular moment the most confusing title they could go with would be "Transformers: Robots in Disguise."

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:12 AM

The Grimlock says "some assembly required, no tools needed" which makes me wonder if it's some sort of mini model kit.


Edited by Luke, 01 September 2017 - 07:13 AM.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:21 AM

Yeah, those character designs are the new "Evergreen" ones popping up on ancillary merchandise and in IDW, so something random like model kits makes sense.

EDIT: That's our first time seeing evergreen Grimlock, and he appears to be based on the Nick Roche IDW design, so that's cool.

Edited by Jalaguy, 01 September 2017 - 07:27 AM.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:37 AM

Does anyone else find it ironic that there is artwork where Grimlock has blue eyes adjacent to a red eyed figure?


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:42 AM

Oooh, a transforming model kit Grimlock? Count me in.


.... IF they make a blue version.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:45 AM

It occurs to me that with Grimlock, "some assembly required" could very easily just mean "you have to snap the tail on yourself, it wouldn't fit in the blister otherwise"...

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:58 AM

Transformers: More Than They Appear
Transformers: Justice, Bolts and Gears


Transformers: Justice Bolts and Gears is a legal drama about a Recordibot judge and his grumpy Mini-Vehicle bailiff.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:09 AM

Transformers-branded fidget anything seems kind of ridiculous when Transformers are pretty much fidget toys already.

 

They could have just rebranded One-Steps.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:35 AM

Here is another instance where these designs showed up:  http://www.tfw2005.c...pening.1119826/


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:46 AM

Transformers A New Hope

In space, no one can hear a bigger boat.


 
 
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:57 AM

I like Starscream's boobs. Very dynamic.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:57 AM

"Before time began, I was... the cube." :p



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:32 AM

Okay, Bumblebee's "evergreen" design looks much better in that style. Starscream also looks pretty cool. I'm really getting the distinct feeling this is what Cyberverse is gonna look like, and I'm definitely on board with these designs. I'm guessing it'll be CGI, which isn't surprising since Boulder only does CGI and Flash, and I doubt that the "mainline" TF cartoon would be done in Flash.

 

Hopefully we'll get good writing in the cartoon, but even without the writing the art style is neat. I'd prefer another hand-drawn series, but I'll settle for CGI with dynamic designs like these that manage to look like more "dynamic" takes on the traditional style. Reminds me of E.J. Su, which is a very good thing.


Edited by Evac, 01 September 2017 - 09:36 AM.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:44 AM

I think you can be fairly sure this ISN'T what Cyberverse looks like because Hasbro wouldn't be doing Cyberverse merch without actualy branding it like that. That's the exact opposite of what branding is meant to accomplish.

 

Like I'd expect Cyberverse to use these designs as inspiration in the same way Prime, WFC and RID often used the art done for the Binder as inspiration, because Hasbro doesn't comissions art like this without planning to make use of it, but these exact drawings and designs being the next show is unprobable. 


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:42 AM

Is the line really called Fidgetits



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:42 AM

https://www.instagra.../p/BYgLP6CBiQx/

Power of the Primes. Now, with more Prime. See more at the Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye panel at #HASCON.


Does sound like it's just "generic" branding.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:18 PM

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:24 PM

Carnival Cruise Playtime.

 

Very relevant to the topic at hand.

 

 


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